It took Chase Sherman three rounds, but “The Vanilla Gorilla” earned a technical knockout victory over Jared Vanderaa at UFC Vegas 58 tonight (Sat., July 9, 2022) inside UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada.
From the opening bell, Sherman just looked slicker and faster than Vanderaa, who made up for his lack of finesse with brutish power. While Sherman was flicking jabs and counters, Vanderaa was hammering at Sherman’s legs and occasionally unleashing combinations that had the threat of a knockout behind them.
One of those combinations caught Sherman at the end of the first. He smiled.
He wasn’t smiling by the end of the second stanza, though, as Vanderaa’s kicks and punches were clearly starting to wear him down. But, Sherman dug deep and turned up the heat in the third round. He got Vanderaa on the backfoot and then pressed forward, firing off shots until Vanderaa wilted against the cage.
The referee stepped in and stopped things at 3:10 after Vanderaa covered up and slumped to the ground. Watch the highlights below:
Chase Sherman knocks out Jared Vanderaa pic.twitter.com/eaobDCj5nx— Takedown Defense (@ChillemThreebo) July 10, 2022
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